United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located in the Arabian Gulf and shares land borders with Oman (410km) and Saudi Arabia (457km). The country has 1,318km of coastline and shares maritime borders with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran. The total area of the UAE is approximately 77,000 square kms and Emirate of Abu Dhabi accounts for 87%. The capital city of Abu Dhabi is located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. UAE is the second largest economy in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia. Nominal gross domestic product is estimated at US$ 339 billion in 2011.

United Arab Emirates was established on December 2, 1971 as a federation of six emirates, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah joined in 1972. Based on the 1971 constitution, UAE is a constitutional federation of seven monarchies with a single national president. UAE is governed by a Supreme Council made up of the rulers of the seven emirates. It is the highest policy making authority which appoints the prime minister and the cabinet. The President of the UAE and also the ruler of Abu Dhabi is Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.

The UAE plays an important role in OPEC and is a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). UAE is also a member of the Arab League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the UN and the WTO. The International Renewable Energy Agency, officially founded in 2009, has interim headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

UAE rapidly transformed into a modern nation and became a regional hub for commerce since the discovery and export of oil in the 60's and the establishment of the federation in 1971.Classified by the IMF as a high-income developing economy, UAE has proven crude oil reserves of 97.8 billion barrels (8% of global reserves) and is ranked 8th in the world. Hydrocarbon sector is an important cornerstone of the economy which accounted for roughly 30% of real GDP, 40% exports, and 80% of government revenue in 2011.UAE has led the region in its efforts to diversify its economic base.

How to Create an Eco-Friendly Garden

There are myriad ways that a regular garden can be transformed into an eco-friendly garden, and many of these methods can be used in tandem. An eco-friendly garden is a kind of garden that benefits both the gardener and the earth. It benefits the gardener by creating a beautiful living space, and perhaps by producing food, and it also benefits the earth by being tended in a manner that either reduces the impact on the earth or helps to replenish it. 
One great way to create an eco-friendly garden is to use compost. Composting is a great way to make use of organic material such as table scraps and similar kitchen waste. After these materials have gone through the composting process, they will yield rich planting material for an eco-friendly garden. This also reduces the need to purchase topsoil and fertilizer. Another reason that it is great to use compost is that the composting process in and of itself reduces the amount of material sent to landfills and, by extension, reduces the need for large garbage collection vehicles to shuttle waste there.
Another way to create an eco-friendly garden is to use fertilizers and pesticides that are made with natural ingredients. There are many natural products, such as bone meal, that can be used to fertilize an eco-friendly garden without the use of chemicals. As for pesticides, it is best to use products that target the specific pest that is creating a problem.
Most traditional pesticides kill all bugs that come into contact with the treated plants. This is both unnecessary and harmful to the overall health of a garden, which benefits from the activity of many kinds of insects. Therefore, a product that only targets the kind of bug that is creating a problem is the best choice for an eco-friendly garden.
Eco-friendly gardening is not only about reusing materials as with composting, and using pesticides in a responsible manner. It is also about reducing the use of natural resources, namely water. There are a number of ways to reduce the amount of water used by an eco-friendly garden. One way is to use barrels to collect rainwater from downspouts. Another is to create a garden that reduces the amount of natural runoff and, therefore, makes sure that water expended on the garden goes directly into the garden and does not run off into other areas.

Why the Eco Friendly Rage?

People engage in eco-friendly activities because they are concerned about the health of the environment. Environmental issues were first pushed to the forefront of the collective consciousness in the late 1900s, when people realized that their activities were having a negative impact on the environment. Pollution, rampant use of natural resources, and other activities were questioned in light of information about how these activities hurt the environment, and people began to look into more eco-friendly ways of living and doing business.
Many savvy companies realized that investing in green product development would pay off, and lines of eco-friendly products can be found in many regions of the world today as a result. These products are usually made in factories which are environmentally friendly, such as facilities built from recycled materials which use solar panels for power, and they are made from components which are also good for the environment, like plant-sourced ingredients for soaps, or recycled metal for electronics. Product packaging, advertisements, and other materials may also be eco-friendly.
Strictly speaking, eco-friendly products still have an impact on the environment, but the impact is greatly reduced when compared to conventionally produced products. In some cases, eco-friendly products may even have a positive benefit, depending on how the company does business. Many such products are also aimed at lifestyle changes which benefit the environment, so even if the product itself is not totally neutral, the actions undertaken by the consumer after buying the product are beneficial. For example, eco-friendly light bulbs require energy and resources to make, but they save energy once they are installed in a home.

Everything Organic!


for everything GREEN

Yes, organic products are a little more expensive, but the rewards from using and eating them are priceless. Stay away from preservatives and synthetic toxic chemicals. Next grocery trip try only shopping in the organic section, or go to the organic only grocery store. Check the label as to where the produce/product is coming from. The ideal is to purchase organic food within 12 miles of your dinner table. Your budget for food and livelihood should not be skimped & neglected. Your health is your most important asset, it should always be your top priority!